Bruce Cheson, MD, has become chair of the Lymphoma Research Foundation Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Cheson is professor of medicine, head of hematology, and director of hematology research at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC. His two-year term as chair began in July 2010.
Dr. Cheson's clinical interests focus on the development and evaluation of new therapeutic approaches for hematologic malignancies. He currently serves as editor-in-chief of Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia and Clinical Advances in Hematology and Oncology.
The 40-member scientific board develops the foundation's research portfolio, reviews grant proposals, and makes recommendations about research priorities and funding to the New York-based foundation's board of directors.
Dr. Cheson serves on the Oncology News International editorial advisory board.